Monstercat acquires Silk Music and forms new Monstercat Silk brand – Music Business Worldwide

 Monstercat acquires Silk Music and forms new Monstercat Silk brand – Music Business Worldwide

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Independent electronic music label Monstercat has acquired LA-based label Silk Music.


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Debuting under the new name Monstercat Silk, the company’s third brand (alongside Instinct and Uncaged) the label’s releases span  progressive house, deep house, trance, chillout, and others genres.

Monstercat Silk’s inaugural release is from Japanese progressive house artist Shingo Nakamura, who returns to the Silk community with single, Glow.

“Glow” serves as the title to Nakamura’s forthcoming album, due out on Monstercat Silk in June 2021.

Other names to appear on Monstercat Silk in the next month include Kaskade, Vintage & Morelli, A.M.R, Arielle Maren, and PROFF, among others.

With the arrival of Silk, Monstercat’s release schedule will expand to six releases per week, between Silk, Uncaged and Instinct.

“I committed early on to supporting all forms of electronic music and the addition of Silk brings us one step closer to achieving that dream.”

Mike Darlington, Monstercat 

Monstercat Co-Founder & CEO, Mike Darlington said: “Meeting the Silk team in late 2019 proved to be one of the most inspiring interactions of the year.

“Their passion for beautiful electronic music reminded me of why I first fell in love with the genre. Originally, an acquisition wasn’t on the table but as we continued to work together, it became evident that they would play a critical role in the evolution of Monstercat.

“I committed early on to supporting all forms of electronic music and the addition of Silk brings us one step closer to achieving that dream. It fits perfectly alongside the likes of Uncaged and Instinct.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to share our music with a larger community of global fans, and we can’t wait for you to hear the musical surprises we have in store in the months ahead.”

Jacob Henry, Monstercat Silk

Jacob Henry, Label Director of Monstercat Silk, added: “I have always admired Monstercat’s focus on artistic excellence and organic community building, as well as their success in cultivating a unique global network of industry partners.

“As Monstercat Silk, our mission is to deepen and diversify Monstercat’s existing musical offerings with a wider range of electronic subgenres.

“We are proud to officially usher in the Monstercat Silk era with Shingo Nakamura’s new single, Glow.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to share our music with a larger community of global fans, and we can’t wait for you to hear the musical surprises we have in store in the months ahead.”

“I’m excited for Glow to be the first release on Monstercat Silk and reach more listeners than ever before.”

Shingo

Shingo said: “Making an album is really meaningful work for me because I’m able to reflect on my life through music. It’s not always easy, and it takes time, but I’m so happy to complete this project thanks to the Silk team, who I’ve worked with for more than a decade.

“I’m excited for Glow to be the first release on Monstercat Silk and reach more listeners than ever before.”Music Business Worldwide

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